Monroe is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 13,673 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 71st largest community in Georgia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Monroe is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.50% of the Monroe workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Monroe is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in sales jobs (12.17%), office and administrative support (8.24%), and healthcare suport services (7.37%).
Of important note, Monroe is also a city of artists. Monroe has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Monroe’s character.
The percentage of adults in Monroe with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.02% of adults in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Monroe in 2018 was $15,960, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,840 for a family of four. Monroe also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.92% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Monroe is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monroe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monroe residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include Irish, German, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.